Sugar Festival Schedule

February 4, 2012

Take part in Ottawa’s one and only Sugar Festival!

The Sugar Festival never fails to please young and young at heart – last year, we doubled our participation record with more than 10,000 attendees. We expect this year’s festival to be even more popular given our exciting line-up of local artist and street performers.

What: 2017 Sugar Festival
When: Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Vanier Museopark’s Sugar Shack, Richelieu Park, 320 des Pères-Blancs Avenue


Saturday (10am – 3pm)
Breakfast – pancakes and breakfast sausages – starting at 10 am (first come, first serve) under the white tents – $8 adults/$5 children
Les Vanier Playboys  –   Zydeco Dance Music! – 10 am – outdoor stage
Les Rats d’Swompe  –  a musical mix of stoytelling and traditional folk music
11:30 am – outdoor stage
Bijo & Sun  –  folk-pop with a touch of modern country – 1 pm  – outdoor stage

Sunday (10am – 3pm)
Brunch – traditional sugar shack meal –  starting at 10 am (no reservations – first come, first serve) –  under the white tents – $14 adults/$7 children
Bijo & Sun  – 10 am –  outdoor stage
The Vanier Playboys  – 11:30 am – outdoor stage
Lumberjack competition –  1 pm  – outdoor stage

PLUS – Public entertainers and activities all day Saturday and Sunday!

  • Bubble Bounce Bouncy Castle
  • Farm animal enclosure
  • Street busking with stilt walkers, circus performers from le Mini Cirque, and dance shows with a local hip-hop artist.
  • Crafting table with Make Sew Create and face painting for kids
  • Husky sled dogs
  • Horse carriage rides
  • Live reptile demonstrations with Little Ray’s Reptile Adventure, and birds of prey with the Canadian Raptor Conservancy
  • The Heritage Hands Ottawa Drum
  • KJIJAQAMIJINU: Tales under the Tipi

From all of us at Vanier Museopark’s 2017 Sugar Festival – we look forward to hosting you in a family-friendly atmosphere!


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